Week of Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Sunday, January 25, 2015 (16 events)

  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man opens this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12; additional shows happen Jan. 29-Feb. 1. P.S. Opening night is free. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursdays through Sundays through Feb. 5 at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. Highlights this week include a "Migrating Birds of Whatcom County" presentation with Paul Woodcock at 2pm Saturday and a "Meet Our Raptors" event at 2pm Sunday. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Damn Yankees: Young actors ages 12-15 will sing and dance their way through performances of Damn Yankees at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Tickets are $10 online or at the door (free for kids 5 and under). http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Skagit Eagle Festival: Raptor presentations, boat trips, hayrides, arts and crafts, wine tastings, live music, a 5K run and much more will be part of the Skagit Eagle Festival happening from 9am-4pm every Saturday and Sunday through January in Concrete, Rockport, and Marblemount (and beyond). Many events are free. Check out the website for a full roster of happenings. http://www.skagiteaglefestival.com
    9:00am
  • Fish Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, volunteer guides will provide free tours from 11am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday through Feb. 1 at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Tours start inside the visitor's center and proceed outdoors. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Entry is free. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    11:00am
  • 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
  • Sunday Brunch: All are welcome at a Sunday Brunch from 10am-1pm at the La Conner Retirement Inn, 204 N. 1st St. Suggested donation is $7; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. http://www.laconnerretirementinn.com
    10:00am
  • Skagit Symphony’s Family Concert: Kids are welcome at the Skagit Symphony's annual "Family Concert" at 2pm at Mount Vernon's McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Tickets are $10. Children attending with a ticketed adult can get in for free. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    2:00pm
  • Salish Sea Science Festival: Engaging displays for all ages on current projects impacting the Salish Sea—and ways to support our environment—will be part of today's Salish Sea Science Festival starting at 2pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. The free event will also feature book sales and, at 3:30pm, a viewing of the documentary The Whale. http://www.bellinghamschoolsfoundation.org
    2:00pm
  • Bill Evans and Alan Munde: Banjo legends Bill Evans and Alan Munde will perform together for the first time at 2pm at Nancy's Farm, 2030 E. Smith Rd. Expect to hear bluegrass selections, original compositions, fiddle tunes on banjo, slow songs and much more. Suggested donation is $15. http://www.nancysfarm.com
    2:00pm
  • Community Seed Swap: "Growing Seeds of Nourishment & Medicine"will be the theme of the seventh annual Community Seed Swap & Fundraiser from 2:30-5pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. The event is geared towards seed-savers and people donating heirloom seeds, or edible tubers or seed-potatoes (please label envelopes with the plant strain and date), as well as seedless visitors who commit to plant seeds, share their garden's abundance and learn about the seed-saving process. This is a pure "Safe Seed" (and http://www.transitionwhatcom.ning.com
    2:30pm
  • Percussion Fest: The Bellingham Chamber Music Society presents a "Percussion Fest" performance from 3-5pm at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Percussionist Melanie Sehman will be features, as will with violist Leslie Johnson and bassoonist Pat Nelson. Entry is free for students, $5 general. http://www.bellinghamchambermusic.org
    3:00pm
  • Extreme Life of the Sea: Father-and-son team Stephen and Anthony Palumbi share stories and images from their book Extreme Life of the Sea at at a 4pm presentation at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The illustrated lecture will take the audience "to the absolute limits of the aquatic world—the fastest and deepest, the hottest and oldest creatures of the oceans." http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Jud Sherwood Trio will be the featured ensemble at the Jazz Project's monthly "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.org
    4:00pm
  • Laughing with the Stars Comedy Show: Joel O'Conner will take on hosting duties at tonight's "Laughing with the Stars Comedy Show" at 8:30pm at the Star Club, 311 E. Holly St. O'Conner be joined by local acts, and possibly a touring one. Entry is free. http://www.starclubbellingham.com
    8:30pm

Monday, January 26, 2015 (4 events)

  • Cross-Country Skiing Basics: Learn more about the fundamental differences between backcountry, telemarking and touring ski styles at a "Cross-Country Skiing Basics" class at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. In addition, the workshop will cover proper clothing and information on where and how to get started. Entry is free; register in advance. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the monthly Open Mic at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Bring your poems and tales to welcome in the New Year—or any creative work in progress. Sign up in advance at the front counter or by calling the number listed here. 671-2626
    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. Entry is by donation. 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, January 27, 2015 (12 events)

  • Winter Fish: Learn to prepare Alaskan true cod and petrale sole using various techniques at "Winter Fish" courses with Chef Robert Fong from 6-8:30pm Tuesday at the Cordata Community Food Co-op and 6:30-9pm Wednesday at the downtown Community Food Co-op. Entry is $45, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • 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
  • Pierogi Party: Learn how to make Polish dumplings at a "Pierogi Party" at 4pm in Anacortes at Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910-A 11th St. Entry is $50 and includes recipes, instruction and a light appetizer, green salad, roasted vegetables and wine pairing. http://www.potluckkitchenstudio.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. During these cold, dark months a headlamp or flashlight is required. Entry is free. http://www.fairhavenrunners.com
    6:00pm
  • Waxing Basics: Expert technician Kristi Kucera will focus on "Ski/Snowboard Waxing Basics" at 6pm at REI, 400 36th St. The free class will focus on a wide variety of subjects including base preparation, structure, and minor repair. Please register in advance. 647-8955
    6:00pm
  • Nerd’s Night Out Comic Book Convention: Sell your comics, trade your comics, buy comics, talk shop, have drinks and more at the latest iteration of Pacific Nerdwest's "Nerd's Night Out" from 6-9pm at the Shakedown, 1212 N. State St. Entry to the mini comic book convention is free. http://www.pacificnerdwest.com
    6:00pm
  • Writing Workshop with Christina Nelson: Village Books and Whatcom Community College team for a Chuckanut Writers class focusing on "Creating and Sustaining a Writing Practice" with instructor Joel Gillman starting tonight from 6:30-8pm at the Fairhaven Village Inn. Classes continue weekly through Feb. 24. Entry is $95. 383-3200 or http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:30pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Discuss Daniel James Brown's Boys in the Boat as today's Bellingham Reads book group at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Paddleboard Class: "Loft, Build, Paddle: A Complete Paddleboard Experience" will be the focus of a class starting tonight at 6:30pm at the Community Boating Center, 555 Harris Ave. The class continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through Feb. 26. Entry is $260 and includes the process of constructing a paddleboard. http://www.boatingcenter.org
    6:30pm
  • Bite of Bali: Nourish's Lisa Samuel will helm a "Bite of Bali" course at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. The menu items will feature recipes Samuel picked up on her recent travels to the island. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • Ayurvedic Cuisine: Balabhadra will focus on "Ayurvedic Cuisine" at a course from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Guest Juliet Jivanti of Bellingham's Ayurvedic Health Center will talk about khichari in relation to Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of health. Entry is $35. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Carnivore Recovery: Mitch Friedman, Conservation Northwest's Executive Director, will focus on "The Status of Carnivore Recovery in Washington State" at an Audubon Society presentation at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Population status/trends, recovery efforts and legal protection information for Washington's gray wolves, grizzly bears, lynx, fishers and wolverines will be on the roster. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (14 events)

  • Winter Fish: Learn to prepare Alaskan true cod and petrale sole using various techniques at "Winter Fish" courses with Chef Robert Fong from 6-8:30pm Tuesday at the Cordata Community Food Co-op and 6:30-9pm Wednesday at the downtown Community Food Co-op. Entry is $45, with a $7 wine option payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Writer’s Toolbox Workshop: "The Writer's Toolbox: Building Strong Characters" will be the subject of a Chuckanut Writers workshop from 9:30am-4:30pm at Whatcom Community College's Foundation Building. Entry is $79. 383-3200
    9:30am
  • Baker’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: Mayor Kelli Linville and Erin Baker will be on hand at a 20th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting event from 12-3pm at Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods retail store at 427 Ohio St. The event will also features samples from other local companies such as Bellingham Bay Coffee Roasters, Kombucha Town, and more. http://www.erinbakers.com
    12:00pm
  • Clearing Clutter Workshop: Therapist and "clutter coach" Carolyn Koehnline leads a "Clearing the Clutter and Finding Yourself" workshop from 1-3pm at the Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, 1207 Ellsworth St. Entry is by donation. 676-8717 or http://www.confrontingclutter.com
    1:00pm
  • High School Book Club: Joelle Charbonneau's The Testing will be the focus of a High School Book Club meeting at 4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. The discussion group is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. 305-3600
    4:00pm
  • Pruning Workshop: Find out why you should prune, what tools to use, plant habits and creative uses for clippings at a "Pruning Workshop" from 4-6pm at the Blaine Library, 310 3rd St. "Grafting 101" will also be included, and will focus on scionwood, harvesting, labeling and storage. Entry is free. 306-3600
    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
  • Group Run: All levels of experience are welcome at a weekly Group Run beginning at 6pm in Mount Vernon at the Skagit Running Company, 702 First St. The 3- to 6-mile run is great for beginners or for others wanting an easy recovery. Entry is free and no registration is required. http://www.skagitrunners.org
    6:00pm
  • Quest Memoir: Cami Ostman teaches a Chuckanut Writers workshop focused on "The Quest Memoir: Writing About Travel & Other Assorted Journeys" starting tonight from 6-8pm at Whatcom Community College's Kulshan Hall. Classes continue Wednesdays through March 4. Entry is $139. http://www.whatcomcommunityed.com
    6:00pm
  • Danny Kolke Trio: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a performance by the Danny Kolke Trio at 7pm at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest ST. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general. http://www.wjmac.org
    7:00pm
  • Scottish Country Dance Social: Join the Scottish Country Dance Club from 7-9:30pm every Wednesday for a public dance at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Beginners and intermediate dancers are welcome, and no partner or experience is needed. Drop-in fees are $8, but those who are showing up for the first time will gain free entry. http://www.bellinghamscd.org
    7:00pm
  • Kodo One Earth Tour: The limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum will be explored when Kodo brings its "One Earth Tour: Mystery" to town for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Kodo strives to both preserve and reinterpret traditional Japanese performing arts. Tickets are $32-$62. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Comedy at the Shoe: Attend the weekly "Shoe Me the Funny" comedy showcase starting at 9pm every Wednesday at the Ranch Room at the Horseshoe Cafe, 113 E. Holly St. The event features six comedians vying for your vote, a highlighted comedian, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, January 29, 2015 (13 events)

  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man concludes this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • Illuminight Winter Walk: The Mount Vernon Downtown Association hosts free "Illuminight Winter Walk" events starting with a create-your-own-paper-lantern event at 4pm at Tri-Dee Arts, 215 S. 1st St. At 5pm, join other attendees for a wellness walk along the Skagit Riverwalk, ending at Ristretto for hot chocolate and apple cider. http://www.mountvernondowntown.org
    4:00pm
  • Flights & Bites: "Air France," a flight of wines paired with complementary bites, will be part of a "Flights & Bites" event from 5-7pm at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. As part of the bird exhibit that is currently open, the 21-and-over event will also feature a bird scavenger hunt. Entry is $5 for members, $10 otherwise. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:00pm
  • Broken Bow Stringband: Music by the Broken Bow Stringband will be complemented by liquid goods from Bellingham's Wander Brewing Company from 5-8pm at Sedro-Woolley's Woolly Market, 829 Metcalf St. Entry is free. http://www.woolleymarket.com
    5:00pm
  • Healthy Eating: Whole Life Nutrition's Alissa Segerston focuses on "Health, Hearty, Super-Delicious" menu items from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Learn to make roasted chicken with root vegetables, vegetable lentil soup, sautéed winter greens with garlic, homemade bone broth, lacto-fermented peppered carrots, and more. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Potluck Anniversary Dinner: Attend a Second Anniversary Dinner at 6pm in Anacortes at Potluck Kitchen Studio, 910-A 11th St. Entry to the Hawaiian-themed four-course dinner and demo is $75, and includes two wine pairings. http://www.potluckkitchenstudio.com
    6:00pm
  • Climate Workshops: "Energy & Climate: The Defining Issue of Our Time" will be the focus of a six-part workshop series continuing tonight from 6:30-8pm the Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources, 2309 Meridian St. Classes will focus on oil, wind energy, coal power, photovoltaic and other kinds of solar power, nuclear power and weapons, and climate change. Entry is free and no registration is required. Classes continue through Feb. 26. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:30pm
  • Riedel Wine Tasting: Riedel representative MariBeth Baumberger will lead attendees through a tasting of amazing wines from Vehrs Distributors at a "Riedel Wine Tasting" event at 6:30pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $78 and includes light appetizers and a set of special glasses from the wine company. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:30pm
  • 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, January 30, 2015 (14 events)

  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man concludes this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • The Rainmaker: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) presents showings of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker at starting this weekend at performances 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The romantic and poignant comedy focuses on the 1935 Nebraska drought happening both in the fields and the hearts of the characters. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen Feb. 6-8 and 13-15. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School presents showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10, and additional performances happen Feb. 3-7. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Romeo & Juliet the Musical: META Performing Arts opens its world premiere of Rome & Juliet—The Musical this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Set to the original words of William Shakespeare with music composed, orchestrated and conducted by music director Conrad Askland, the play promises to entertain and enlighten. Tickets are $10-$22 (all seats are $10 Sat., Jan. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis). Additional showings happen Feb. 5-7 and http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Improv featuring performers from near and far—Seattle, Canada, Bellingham, and beyond—will be part of "Blender" performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in January at Lake Padden. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Spiritual Pursuit: Chris Hoke shares comic, heartbreaking and sublime tales of sacred moments in unlikely situations when he reads from Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. In the book, the author interweaves his own story with "moving vignettes and gritty experiences in hidden places." http://www.villagebooks.com
    2:40pm
  • 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
  • Outsiders Auditions: Young actors ages 12 to 15 can audition for The Outsiders from 4:30-6:30pm Friday and 10am-12:30pm Saturday at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. Directed by Maddy Hamilton, this show will be performed March 13-15. Fee for participation in the play is approximately $80 a month. Scholarships are available. http://www.baay.org
    4:30pm
  • Western Line Dancing: No partner or experience is necessary to take part in Western Line Dancing classes Friday nights at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. Newbies start at 5:45pm, beginners from 6:30-7:30pm, and intermediates from 7:30-8:30pm. Entry is $5 per class. (360) 354-4325
    5:45pm
  • 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
  • Jazz Jam & Poetry Slam: As part of the iDiOM Late Night Series, attend a Jazz Jam & Poetry Slam at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tobias Childs will host, and Seattle poetry slam legend Tim Sanders will also take part in the fun—as will a jazz band from Western Washington University. Entry is $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

Saturday, January 31, 2015 (23 events)

  • Neil Simon’s Rumors: Neil Simon's classic farce, Rumors, continues this weekend with 7:30pm shows Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Anacortes Community Theatre, 918 M Ave. Tickets are $18 and additional showings happen weekends through Feb. 14. http://www.acttheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • The Carrion Man: A comedic mystery/horror adventure about a teen put through a series of tests to gain great fortune can be seen when The Carrion Man concludes this week at performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Tickets are $10-$12. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • Bird Month Events: "Unlocking the Mysteries of the Snowy Owl" will be the theme of a monthlong exploration of snow owls and other winter migratory birds from 12-5pm Thursday through Sunday at Whatcom Museum's Syre Education Center, 201 Prospect St. Entry is $5. Entry is $5. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    12:00pm
  • The Rainmaker: The Alger Lookout Thespian Association (ALTA) presents showings of N. Richard Nash's The Rainmaker at starting this weekend at performances 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Alger Community Church, 1475 Silver Run Lane. The romantic and poignant comedy focuses on the 1935 Nebraska drought happening both in the fields and the hearts of the characters. Tickets are $10-$14; additional showings happen Feb. 6-8 and 13-15. http://www.altatheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Beauty & the Beast: Students from Lynden Christian High School presents showings of Disney's Beauty & the Beast at 7pm Friday and Saturday at the Lynden Christian Worship & Fine Arts Center, 515 Drayton St. Tickets to the see the musical are $6-$10, and additional performances happen Feb. 3-7. (360) 318-9525
    7:00pm
  • Romeo & Juliet the Musical: META Performing Arts opens its world premiere of Rome & Juliet—The Musical this weekend with showings at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Set to the original words of William Shakespeare with music composed, orchestrated and conducted by music director Conrad Askland, the play promises to entertain and enlighten. Tickets are $10-$22 (all seats are $10 Sat., Jan. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis). Additional showings happen Feb. 5-7 and http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Blender: Improv featuring performers from near and far—Seattle, Canada, Bellingham, and beyond—will be part of "Blender" performances at 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Final Fish Hatchery Tours: In conjunction with the return of bald eagles to the Skagit River watershed system, volunteer guides will provide free tours for the final weekend from 11am-3pm Saturday and Sunday at the Marblemount Fish Hatchery, 8319 Fish Hatchery Rd. Tours start inside the visitor's center and proceed outdoors. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Entry is free. http://www.skagitfisheries.org
    11:00am
  • Tax Help: AARP Tax-Aide will be offering free tax preparation service from 1-4:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. IRS-certified volunteers will assist people on a first-come, first-served basis. The service will be available from 1-4:30pm Saturdays and 4-7pm Monday through Thursday through April 15. Starting in February, the Ferndale and Blaine senior centers and the Lynden and Ferndale libraries will also offer tax help by appointment. (360) 920-0476
    1:00pm
  • 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: All-you-can-eat pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, scramble eggs and more will be on the menu at a Community Pancake Breakfast from 8-10:30am at the Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover St. Entry is $3 for kids and $5 for adults; proceeds benefit senior programs. (360) 354-4501
    8:00am
  • Orchid Basics: A free "Orchid Basics for an Indoor Oasis" workshop begins at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. You'll learn how orchids thrive and how to have successful blooms and re-blooms year after year. If you have an orchid, bring it with you for complimentary repotting and soil. Please register in advance. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • Washington Park Outing: Join members of the Mount Baker Club for an excursion to explore the 2.5 miles of paved trails at the 220-acre Washington Park in Anacortes today. Meet at 9am at Sunnyland Elementary in Bellingham to carpool (costs are estimated at $4). Bad weather will likely cancel the hike. http://www.mountbakerclub.org
    9:00am
  • Country Living Expo: Classes on everything from keeping bees to building cob ovens, making cheese, growing tomatoes, raising chickens and pigs, smoking fish, cutting meat, making pie crust and much more—including many classes that have nothing to do with food—will be part of the annual Country Living Expo and Cattleman's Winter School happening from 9am-5pm at Stanwood High School, 7400 272nd St. Entry is $40-$70 and includes five class sessions, a prime rib lunch, entry to a trade show and more. http://www.skagit.wsu.edu
    9:00am
  • Big Screen Opera: Attend a big-screen broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera's Les Contes D'Hoffman at 9:55am at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. In the performance, the magnetic tenor Vittorio Grigolo takes on the tortured poet and unwitting adventurer of the title of Offenbach's operatic masterpiece. Tickets are $16-$23. An additional viewing happens at 1pm Sun., Feb. 8. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    9:55am
  • Microgreens 101: Learn how to grow your own from your kitchen windowsill at a "Microgreens: Keepin' It in the Kitchen" class at 2pm at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. For those not in the know, micro greens are an excellent source of proteins and vitamins—not to mention being tasty. Entry is $39 and includes all supplies. 676-5480 or http://www.garden-spot.com
    2:00pm
  • Wine Tasting: Attend a "Demystifying Aperitif and Digestif Wines" tasting starting at 2pm at Siefert & Jones Wine Merchants, 19 Prospect St. The wines are commonly used as an addition to cocktails, but quality producers are making stunning examples. Entry is free. http://www.sjwinemerchants.com
    2:00pm
  • Rowing Club Thrills: "Girls, Boys, Women, and Men in Rowing Boats" will be the focus of a presentation by Whatcom Rowing Association members from 3-4:30pm at the Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr. The event—which is inspired by the Whatcom READS! book The Boys in the Boat—will focus on the thrills and challenges of rowing in Bellingham, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Entry is free. 305-3600
    3:00pm
  • Into the Darkened Night: The Allegra Women's Ensemble presents "Into the Darkened Night," a concert of winter-themed choral music, at performances at 3pm and 7pm at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Pianist Hadassah McGill and cellist Carol Anderson will also take part. Suggested donation is $10 at the door. http://www.bellinghamsings.org
    3:00pm
  • 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
  • West of Sunset: Stewart O'Nan reads from his new book of fiction, West of Sunset, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The tome is set in 1937, and follows the last three years of F. Scott Fitzgerald's life—troubled years that saw him in poor health with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Contra Dance NYE Gala: The Bellingham Country Dance Society hosts a Contra Dance from 7-10:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Tonight's dance will feature live music by Countercurrent and calling by Michael Karcher. No partner or experience is needed. Entry is $6-$10. http://www.bellinghamcountrydance.org
    7:00pm
  • Bellingham Talent Show & Raffle: Bellingham Circus Guild performers, stand-up comedians, poets, singers and songwriters, short-story spinners and other will take part in a monthly Bellingham Talent Show & Raffle starting tonight at 10pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The event is part of the theater's new late-night series of shows. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    10:00pm

 

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