Week of Sunday, October 26, 2014
(117 events)

 

 

Sunday, October 26, 2014 (15 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Dracula at BAAY: Western Washington University graduate Danielle Grant directs the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth's production of Dracula at performances at 7pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the BAAY Theatre, 1056 N. State St. Tickets are $5-$10. http://www.baay.org
    7:00pm
  • Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Enjoy laughs, snacks, beverages and a chance to guess whodunnit when the Everson Library hosts its third annual murder mystery, The Case of the Malted Falcon, at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2:30pm Sunday, at the Hopewell Grange, 3440 Hopewell Rd. Tickets to the fundraiser are $10. 305-3600 or http://www.wcls.org
    7:30pm
  • These Seven Sicknesses: Settle in to view These Seven Sicknesses this weekend at 6:30pm shows Friday and Saturday, and 3pm Sunday, at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Dubbed the theater's "greatest undertaking yet," the four-and-a-half hour play features performances of the seven remaining plays by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and dessert. Additional performances happen through Nov. 2. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:30pm
  • Hide & Seek: Kuntz and Company delves into the complexities of caring for the kids in our community at performances of Hide and Seek this weekend at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 5pm Sunday, at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The dance and theater piece combines the talent of professional performers with the community members whose stories are being told. The show contains mature subject matter, and is not recommended for children. Tickets are $15. http://www.kuntzandco.org
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Community Band: "People, Places or Swing" will be the theme of Skagit Community Band performances at 7:30pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall and 3pm Sunday in Anacortes at Brodniak Hall. Tickets to each show are $10-$15. http://www.skagitcommunityband.org
    7:30pm
  • NBT’s Dracula: Josh Deininger returns to take the lead role when Northwest Ballet presents its movement-focused version of Dracula at performances at 7:30pm Saturday and 4pm Sunday at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $20-$34. http://www.mountbakertheatre.com or www.northwestballet.org
    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
  • Punkin’ Run Car Show: A Halloween-themed event dubbed the "Punkin' Run" Car Show takes place from 9am-2pm in the parking lot at Hardware Sales, 2034 James St. Entry to view the collector cars is free; the cost to enter your vehicle is $10. http://www.elitescarclub.com
    9:00am
  • Bellingham Rep Open Rehearsal: See how professional dancers prepare for a performance at an open rehearsal for Bellingham Repertory Dance's upcoming Anniversary Fall Performance from 12-2pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. The free event will feature rehearsals of the piece "Look At Me With Your Eyes Wide Shut." http://www.bhamrep.org
    12:00pm
  • Art of Jazz: The Christopher Woitach Trio will perform as party of the Jazz Project's monthly "Art of Jazz" series from 4-6:30pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets are $10-$16. http://www.jazzproject.org
    4:00pm
  • Sips & Cigars: Premium spirits, beers and cigars can be tasted and tested at tonight's "Sips & Cigars" festival from 4-8pm at the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, 4876 Haxton Way. Tickets are $60 and includes four cigars and six drink samples, appetizers and a chance to win door prizes. http://www.silverreefcasino.com
    4:00pm
  • Worklight Comedy Show: A booked opening act and a headliner will be part of the bimonthly "Worklight Comedy Show" starting at 9pm at the Swillery Whiskey Bar, 118 W. Holly St. In-between, there'll be a time for standup comedians to take part in an Open Mic. Entry is by donation. (360) 393-4847
    9:00pm

Monday, October 27, 2014 (7 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • My House in Meuse: Local author Gail Noble-Sanderson and friends will read from her historical novel My House in Meuse at 6pm at the Mount Vernon City Library, 315 Snoqualmie St. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.mountvernonwa.gov
    6:00pm
  • Open Mic: Local writer and teacher Laurel Leigh helms the monthly Open Mic starting at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Published and unpublished writers are encouraged to attend and enjoy a welcoming audience. Bring your spooky stories and poems—or any creative work in progress. Sign up at the main desk 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 Alternative Library, 1417 Railroad Ave. Readings start at 8pm. 778-7230 or http://www.poetrynight.org
    8:00pm
  • Reggae Night: DJ Yogoman (Jordan Rain) hosts an "Old School Reggae Night" from 8pm-12am at the Majestic, 1027 N. Forest St. In addition to the music, drinks and food are also available. Entry is $3. http://www.facebook.com
    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, October 28, 2014 (11 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Incognito Dinners: Get surprised by new recipes at "Incognito: Return from Italy" dinners at 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry to the dinner is $78. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Ancestry Workshop: Learn how to access historical records with the powerful tool Ancestry.com at a free workshop at 9am at the Lynden Library, 216 4th St. Registration is recommended to secure your spot in the class. http://www.wcls.org
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Myth or Reality?: "Hanford: Myth or Reality?" will be the focus of a discussion with Washington Department of Ecology Nuclear Waste Program's Dieter Bohrmann from 6-9pm at ReSources Sustainable Living Center, 2309 Meridian St. Entry is free. http://www.re-sources.org
    6:00pm
  • Bellingham Reads: Join the book discussion group Bellingham Reads to vote for next year's books at 6:30pm at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. New members are always welcome. 778-7323
    6:30pm
  • Rustic French: Karina Davidson focuses on "Rustic French" recipes at a cooking class from 6:30-9pm at the Community Food Co-op, 1220 N. Forest St. Entry is $39; a $7 wine option is payable at class. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Square Dance: Rainbow Squares presents beginning square dance lessons from 7-9pm at Lynden's Ten Mile Grange, 6958 Hannegan Rd. No experience or partner is necessary. Admission is free for the first two lessons, $5 afterwards. http://www.sqdance.org
    7:00pm
  • For the Birds: Join the North Cascades Audubon Society for a viewing of Birds, Backyard Habitat and Beyond at 7pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The film was show by locals Craig and Joy Johnson. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    7:00pm
  • Her Beautiful Brain: Ann Hedreen shares stories from Her Beautiful Brain: A Memoir at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the "heartbreaking story of a daughter’s love for a mother lost in the wilderness of an unpredictable and harrowing illness." http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 (17 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Incognito Dinners: Get surprised by new recipes at "Incognito: Return from Italy" dinners at 6pm Tuesday and Wednesday at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry to the dinner is $78. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Museum Nightmares: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Return of the Nightmare: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Murderous Book Release: Learn more about true crime stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County from 1880-1933 when Todd Warger shares his newest book, Murder in the Fourth Corner, at a book release party at 6pm Wednesday at the Redlight, 1017 N. State St. Another book launch happens at 5pm Saturday at Aslan Brewing, 1330 N. State St. Both venues are the scenes of some of the murders mentioned in the book. (360) 223-1597 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Teen Book Club: Students in 9th through 12th grade can join today's Teen Book Club to discuss Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave at 4pm at the Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St. http://www.wcls.org
    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
  • Downtown Meeting: Mayor Kelli Linville will be on hand at the Downtown Bellingham Partnership's monthly Downtown Meeting at 6pm at the Leopold Retirement Residence, 1224 Cornwall Ave. The meeting with include and open forum and Q&A with the elected official, the police will be present to answer questions, and there will be time for general announcements from the community at large. This is the last meeting until January. Entry is free. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Small Dishes of the World: Jesse Ottero leads a "Small Dishes of the World: Meze" course from 6-8:30pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. "Meze: refers to the small dishes that are an important part of the culinary culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, similar to the Spanish tapas tradition. Entry is $39. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Arctic Documentary: View Ragnar “RAX” Axelsson's Last Days of the Arctic at 6:30pm at the Blaine Library, 610 3rd St. The documentary brings together his work, presenting a unique record of the daily life and culture of some of the most remote communities in the world and as they face a changing climate. Entry is free. http://www.wcls.org
    6:30pm
  • Americana Trio: Coty Hogue, Kat Bula, and Aaron Guest bring joyful Americana and original music to the stage at a 7pm performance at the Roeder Home, 2600 Sunset Dr. ww.cotyhogue.com
    7:00pm
  • African Children’s Choir: The African Children's Choir returns to the area for a 7pm concert at Lynden's Faith Community Church, 586 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd. Entry is by free will donation. http://www.africanchildrenschoir.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
  • Sprouse & Rothfield: Help raise funds for the Maple Alley Inn at a concert featuring bluegrass and old-time musicians Blaine Sprouse and Janie Rothfield at 7:30pm at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut St. Admission is $15. Reserve a seat via email. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    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, host Mike Cramblett, and chances to win platters of cheesy fries. Entry is free. http://www.facebook.com
    9:00pm

Thursday, October 30, 2014 (26 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Nightmare on Railroad Avenue: Make.Shift will take over the beer garden for its annual "Nightmare on Railroad Avenue" haunted house from 7-11pm Thursday and Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The event is all-ages, but may be too scary for little ones. Entry is $5. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    7:00pm
  • Museum Nightmares: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Return of the Nightmare: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Murderous Book Release: Learn more about true crime stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County from 1880-1933 when Todd Warger shares his newest book, Murder in the Fourth Corner, at a book release party at 6pm Wednesday at the Redlight, 1017 N. State St. Another book launch happens at 5pm Saturday at Aslan Brewing, 1330 N. State St. Both venues are the scenes of some of the murders mentioned in the book. (360) 223-1597 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Scream Fair: Visit the annual haunted house known as "Scream Fair" from 6:30-9:30pm Thursday and 6:30-10:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Henry Jansen Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $10-$13, or $24 for a ticket that lets you skip the (typically long) line. http://www.lastchanceproductions.com
    6:30pm
  • Cyber Risk Summit: Technology Alliance Group and Whatcom Community College will partner to present a "Cyber Risk Summit" today from 7:30am-6pm on the WCC campus. Entry is $195. http://www.cyberrisksummit.org
    7:30am
  • Final Lynden Market: Procure fresh, seasonal fare from local farmers at at the final Lynden Farmers Market of the season from 12-5pm at 324 Front Street. http://www.lyndenfarmersmarket.com
    12:00pm
  • Pies & Pints: Celebrate Fifth Thursday and get into the Halloween spirit with a beer and pie-pairing party dubbed "Pies & Pints" from 5:30-7:30pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. The event includes pie from Alice's Pies, libations from Chuckanut Brewery, and live music by Cherry Blossom Family Delivery. Entry is $5 for members, $10 general. http://www.whatcommuseum.org
    5:30pm
  • Art of Wine: Wine expert Ryan Wildstar leads an in-depth exploration of four renowned wine regions at the first of four "Art of Wine: Italy" classes from 6:30-8pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Classes continue Thursdays through Nov. 20. Entry is $119. 383-3200
    6:30pm
  • Creepy Cabaret: Talented BHS choir students will entertain with a mix of solo and ensemble performances at an "Creepy Cabaret" fundraising performance from 6:30-8:30pm at Bellingham High School, 2020 Cornwall Ave. Before the show, enjoy a hearty and varied soup and dessert buffet. Entry is $5 for students, $10 general. 778-7000
    6:30pm
  • Horticultural Society Meeting: "Collecting New and Hardy Plants in the Mountains of Northern Vietnam" will be the focus of a presentation by Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Joneswith at tonight's Whatcom Horticultural Society meeting at 7pm at the Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 N. Harbor Loop Dr. Entry is $7-$12. http://www.whatcomhortsociety.org
    7:00pm
  • Chuckanut Radio Hour: A Sudden Light author Garth Stein will be the featured author at the live taping of the monthly Chuckanut Radio Hour at 7pm at the Heiner Theater at Whatcom Community College, 237 W. Kellogg Rd. Poet Kevin Murphy, Weekly columnist Alan Rhodes, and hosts Chuck and Dee Robinson will also take part. Entry is $5. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • Folk Dance Party: Learn Balkan, Israeli, Romani and Greek dancing with the Fourth Corner Folk Dancers from 7-10pm every Thursday at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Suggested donation is $5 (first-time visitors and students are free). 380-0456
    7:00pm
  • Runway 2014: Attend a benefit fashion show for PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center's palliative care program dubbed "Runway 2014" at 7:15pm at Garys' Mens and Womens' Wear, 128 W. Holly St. Tickets to the 14th annual event are $30. 733-2180 or http://www.garysbellingham.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
  • Frankenstein: Jonny Lee Miller star in a big-screen showing of NT Live's 2011 production of Frankenstein at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Frankenstein: Jonny Lee Miller stars in a big-screen showing of NT Live's 2011 production of Frankenstein at 7:30pm at Mount Vernon's Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is $12-$16. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    7:30pm
  • Serial Killers: Five remaining teams will present short episodic plays as part of the annual "Serial Killers" competition at 7:30pm and 9:30pm at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. The audience will vote to kill off one of the productions, with the remaining teams fighting to stay alive—and win $1,000—at weekly shows through Nov. 20. Entry is $10 in advance and $12 at the door. (P.S. If you miss a week, a recap team will get you up to date.) http://www.idiomtheater.com
    7:30pm
  • GOOD, BAD, UGLY: Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” at 8pm every Thursday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. At 10pm, stick around for “The Project.” Entry is $7 for the early show, $4 for the late one. 733-8855 or http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Skier Girl Story: oin SheJumps for a Bellingham premiere of Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl at 8pm at Backcountry Essentials, 214 W. Holly St. The film by professional big mountain skier Lynsey Dyer celebrates women who thrive in the snow and are committed to taking the path less traveled to accomplish their dreams. Entry is $10. http://www.shejumps.org
    8:00pm
  • Autumnal Music: Brian Buller and friends will perform acoustic-digital folk fusion music at an "Autumnal Music" concert at 8pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center, 1314 Harris Ave. Suggested donation is $5-$15 at the door. http://www.brianbullermusic.com
    8:00pm

Friday, October 31, 2014 (27 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Nightmare on Railroad Avenue: Make.Shift will take over the beer garden for its annual "Nightmare on Railroad Avenue" haunted house from 7-11pm Thursday and Friday at Boundary Bay Brewery, 1107 Railroad Ave. The event is all-ages, but may be too scary for little ones. Entry is $5. http://www.makeshiftproject.com
    7:00pm
  • Museum Nightmares: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Return of the Nightmare: A haunted cast of crazy, unforgettable devices sure to thrill and chill can be experienced at the "Return of the Nightmare" Halloween extravaganza starting at 7pm Wednesday through Friday at the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, 1312 Bay St. The infamous Cage of Death, a singing Tesla Coil, a schizoid talking robot, guest spirits such as Thomas Edison, and other characters will make appearances. Entry is $8-$12. http://www.sparkmusuem.org
    7:00pm
  • Murderous Book Release: Learn more about true crime stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County from 1880-1933 when Todd Warger shares his newest book, Murder in the Fourth Corner, at a book release party at 6pm Wednesday at the Redlight, 1017 N. State St. Another book launch happens at 5pm Saturday at Aslan Brewing, 1330 N. State St. Both venues are the scenes of some of the murders mentioned in the book. (360) 223-1597 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Scream Fair: Visit the annual haunted house known as "Scream Fair" from 6:30-9:30pm Thursday and 6:30-10:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Henry Jansen Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $10-$13, or $24 for a ticket that lets you skip the (typically long) line. http://www.lastchanceproductions.com
    6:30pm
  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Fall Dance Cabaret: Approximately 50 students from Western Washington University's dance and theater departments will perform at a "Fall Dance Cabaret" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at WWU's Performing Arts Center, Room 16. The performance will span multiple art forms such as dance, theater, song, poetry and improvisation. Tickets are $5-$8. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Art’s Alive: Celebrate Northwest art and its many artists at an opening reception for the annual "Art's Alive!" from 5-9pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial Ave. Thirteen highly regarded Northwest artists will show their work at the Invitational Show from 10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Maple Hall, and additional artists and events will happen throughout La Conner through the weekend. All events are free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • Master Gardener Advanced Training: The public is invited to the 20th annual Master Gardener Advanced Training from 8:30am-3:30pm at St. Luke's Community Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Pkwy. Local and regional experts will cover topics such as rain design, gardening with youth, watershed protection, composting, native plants, backyard bees and more. Entry is $35 (plus $8 for lunch). Please register in advance, as space is limited. http://www.whatcom.wsu.edu
    8:30am
  • Wild Things: Kids, adults and adventurers can join Wild Whatcom Walks for "Wild Things" excursions from 9:30-11am every Friday in October at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve. Entry is by donation. http://www.wildwhatcom.org
    9:30am
  • Benefit Art Auction: Help raise funds for Belia Hamerly—an area three-year-old fighting leukemia—at a Fine Art Auction from 3-7pm at La Conner's Cassera Arts Premiers Gallery, 106 First St. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Hamerly family. (310) 691-9391
    3:00pm
  • Halloween Stories: Professional tale-spinners from the Bellingham Storytelling Guild will share "Scary Stories for Kids" from 3:30-6pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. From 7-9pm, they'll present "Really Scary Stories for Adults" at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. A warning on their website says: "We mean it! These are really scary stories and they are not meant for kids." Entry to both events is free. http://www.bellinghamstorytellersguild.org
    3:30pm
  • 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
  • Bike-Oh-Ween: Show up for a costumed bike ride dubbed "Bike-Oh-Ween" at 5:30pm at the Hub Community Bike Shop, 903 1/2 N. State St. After riding around town in your costume, return to the Hub at 7pm for a fried chicken feed, beer, a chicken-themed costume contest, music, dancing and more. Entry is by donation. 255-2072 or http://www.facebook.com
    5:30pm
  • Final Gore & Lore Tour: Bellingham's scariest stories and real-life horrors can be experienced when the Good Time Girls host their final "Gore & Lore" history tour of the spooky season at 6pm Friday at the Bureau of Historical Investigation, 217 W. Holly St. Entry is $15. http://www.thebureaubellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Downtown Trick-or-Treat: Look for balloons at participating businesses when you bring your kids to Downtown Bellingham Partnership's free "Downtown Trick-or-Treat" event happening from 3-6pm throughout the urban core. From 4-6pm, there'll also be a Halloween Carnival at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. Entry to the event—which includes a photo booth, carnival games, a bounce house, face painting and more— is $3 for kids and free for adults. http://www.downtownbellingham.com
    6:00pm
  • Fairhaven Trick-or-Treat: Kids in costume can bring their keepers along for free Halloween Trick-or-Treating from 3-6pm at a plethora of businesses throughout historic Fairhaven. Stop by Fairhaven Pharmacy to get photos taken. http://www.fairhaven.com
    6:00pm
  • Masquerade Eve: Join Rooted Emerging for "A Masquerade Eve" starting at 6pm at Fairhaven Middle School, 110 Parkridge Dr. In addition to fortune-telling, mask-making, games and costumed festivity, there will also be performances by members of the Bellingham Circus Guild, music by the Frailing Banshees, poetry by Matthew Brouwer, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is by donation. http://www.rootedemerging.org
    6:00pm
  • Witch’s Ball: A costume contest, Thriller line dances, Monster Mash lessons and more will be part of a "Witch's Ball" from 7:30-10:30pm at the Bellingham Dance Company, 1705 N. State St. Admission is $7-$10 and costumes are encouraged. http://www.bellinghamdancecompany.com
    7:30pm
  • Halloween Benefit Concert: Eerie themes and ubiquitous, frightening pop-culture references can be heard when the WWU Symphony Orchestra presents its annual Halloween Benefit Concert at 8pm at the Performing Art Center Concert Hall. The evening’s program includes “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice," Camille Saint Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” and Dvořák’s tone poem “The Noon Witch." Entry is $5 online or at the door. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Hip-Hop Halloween: Grayskul, the Bad Tenants, and members of the Bellingham Circus Guild will perform at a Hip-Hop Circus Extravaganza starting at 8pm the guild's Cirque Lab, 1401 6th St., suite #102. Tickets are $15 in advance at the Star Club, Avalon, and Everyday Music. Day-of tickets are $20. http://www.facebook.com
    8:00pm
  • Costume Ball: Bellingham Explorer hosts a Halloween Costume Ball starting at 8:30pm at the Best Western Lakeway Inn, 714 Lakeway Dr. Live music by R Factor 5, a light show, costume contests, appetizers and signature drinks will be part of the fun. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. http://www.bellinghamexplorer.com
    8:30pm

Saturday, November 1, 2014 (35 events)

  • Vietnam Plays at WWU: View two plays honoring the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War when Streamers and Piece of My Heart—works that explore the full spectrum of the Vietnam experience—have alternate-night showings from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10-$15. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • These Seven Sicknesses: Settle in to view These Seven Sicknesses for the final weekend at showings at 6:30pm Saturday and 3pm Sunday at the iDiOM Theater, 1418 Cornwall Ave. Dubbed the theater's "greatest undertaking yet," the four-and-a-half hour play features performances of the seven remaining plays by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. Tickets are $25 and include dinner and dessert. http://www.idiomtheater.com
    6:30pm
  • Murderous Book Release: Learn more about true crime stories highlighting the more unsavory history of early Bellingham and Whatcom County from 1880-1933 when Todd Warger shares his newest book, Murder in the Fourth Corner, at a book release party at 6pm Wednesday at the Redlight, 1017 N. State St. Another book launch happens at 5pm Saturday at Aslan Brewing, 1330 N. State St. Both venues are the scenes of some of the murders mentioned in the book. (360) 223-1597 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    6:00pm
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Local actors will act out key scenes and sing songs at showings of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm and 11:59pm Thursday through Saturday at the Mount Baker Theatre's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The film is rated R; no one 16 or younger will be admitted without a parent or guardian. Entry is $10. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    8:00pm
  • Zombie Asylum: A "Zombie Asylum" Haunted House will be open from 7-10pm nightly through Nov. 1 at the former Billy McHale's site at 4301 Guide Meridian. Entry is $15. (360) 527-2202
    7:00pm
  • Scream Fair: Visit the annual haunted house known as "Scream Fair" from 6:30-9:30pm Thursday and 6:30-10:30pm Friday and Saturday at the Henry Jansen Building at Lynden's Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, 1775 Front St. Entry is $10-$13, or $24 for a ticket that lets you skip the (typically long) line. http://www.lastchanceproductions.com
    6:30pm
  • Hellingham: Help figure out whodunnit when the perennially popular improvised murder mystery known as "Hellingham" returns to the stage for 8pm and 10pm Friday and Saturday at the Upfront Theatre, 1208 Bay St. Tickets to view the comedic carnage are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. http://www.theupfront.com
    8:00pm
  • Fall Dance Cabaret: Approximately 50 students from Western Washington University's dance and theater departments will perform at a "Fall Dance Cabaret" at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday at WWU's Performing Arts Center, Room 16. The performance will span multiple art forms such as dance, theater, song, poetry and improvisation. Tickets are $5-$8. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Art’s Alive: Celebrate Northwest art and its many artists at an opening reception for the annual "Art's Alive!" from 5-9pm Friday at La Conner's Maple Hall, 104 Commercial Ave. Thirteen highly regarded Northwest artists will show their work at the Invitational Show from 10am-9pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday at Maple Hall, and additional artists and events will happen throughout La Conner through the weekend. All events are free. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    5:00pm
  • 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
  • Amaryllis Workshop: "Plant Your Amaryllis With a European Flair" will be the focus of workshop at 9am at the Garden Spot Nursery, 900 Alabama St. Entry is $39 and includes all supplies. 676-5480
    9:00am
  • NSEA Work Party: Join the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for a Work Party from 9am-12pm along Squalicum Creek. Parking is available at Cornwall Park off of Meridian St. dress for tree planting, mulching and invasive plant removal. http://www.n-sea.org
    9:00am
  • Carmen: Mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili sings her signature role of the ill-fated gypsy temptress at a live broadcast of the Met's Carmen at 9:55am in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Entry is $16-$23; an additional showing takes place at 1pm Sun., Nov. 9. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    9:55am
  • Ragfinery Workshops: A "Baby Starfish Wrap" workshop happens from 10am-12pm at Ragfinery, 1421 N. Forest St. Entry is $25. There will also be a free "Holiday Stockings for Kids" workshop from 1-3pm. Please sign up in advance. 738-6977 or http://www.ragfinery.com
    10:00am
  • Bellingham Farmers Market: Attend the weekly Bellingham Farmers Market from 10am-3pm every Saturday through Dec. 20 at the Depot Market Square, 1100 Railroad Ave. http://www.bellinghamfarmers.org
    10:00am
  • Fall Fun: Lawn games, hay rides, educational talks, leaf-jumping and more will be part of "Fall Fun" gatherings from 10am-5pm every Saturday through November at Glen Echo Garden, 4390 Y Rd. Entry is $10 per family. http://www.glenechofarm.com
    10:00am
  • Spooky Saturday: Keep the "spirit" of Halloween going when Haunted Fairhaven author Taimi Gorman presents "Spooky Saturday: Photos of Haunted Bellingham" at 1pm at the Simply Spirit Center, 1304 Meador Ave., Bldg B. Gorman will talk about local ghost hunts and present a slide show of paranormal phenomenon taken by Gorman and her psychic team during investigations for the Village Books bestseller. Suggested donation is $5. Register in advance. 647-7134 or wwww.simplyspiritcenter.com
    1:00pm
  • Autumn Fair: Celebrate local agriculture and heritage arts at an "Autumn Fair" from 1-4pm in Maple Falls at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center grounds, 8251 Kendall Rd. Family activities, games, arts and crafts, goods from local farms, gourd and pie contests and more will be part of the free fun. (360) 599-3944
    1:00pm
  • Traditional Jazz: Uptown Lowdown will perform New Orleans/Dixieland 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. 734-2973 or http://www.btjs.webs.com
    2:00pm
  • Wonders of Whatcom: As part of a "Wonders of Whatcom" series, attend a "When in Whatcom: The 1870s" presentation at 2:30pm at the Fairhaven Library, 1117 12th St. Entry is free. 778-7230
    2:30pm
  • Gallery Cygnus Artist Reception: A reception for a new exhibit featuring paintings by Becky Fletcher and vessels by Allen Moe takes place from 3-5pm in La Conner at Gallery Cygnus, 109 Commercial Ave. The exhibit can be seen through Dec. 14. http://www.gallerycygnus.com
    3:00pm
  • An Afternoon in Bucolia: The South Fork Players will share their storytelling talents as part of "An Afternoon in Bucolia: Just Forkin' Around" fundraiser from 3-5pm at Van Zandt Community Hall, 4106 State Route 9. In addition to to listening to tales such as "Night of the Jet Boat Cowboys" and "Battle of the Hillside," there'll be an interview with the Deming Library manager, art activities for kids, door prizes, music by Marcia Guderian and more. Suggested donation is $5-$10; proceeds go to KAVZ-LP 102.5, an 305-6939 or 592-2297
    3:00pm
  • Chowder by the Channel: Sample chowder from up to a dozen vendors at a "Chowder by the Channel" competition and dinner from 3-6pm at La Conner Elementary School, 305 N. 6th St. Entry is $8 and includes samples of all chowders, a bowl of your favorite, beverage and dessert. Funds raised go to Kiwanis projects that help the children of La Conner. http://www.lovelaconner.com
    3:00pm
  • Paradise and Poetry: Paradise Rot author Larry Weiner and Exodus 2022 scribe Kenneth Bennett read from their respective speculative fiction books at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. At 7pm, Jana Harris reads from her new poetry collection, You Haven't Asked About My Wedding Or What I Wore. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm
  • Smith & Vallee Artist Reception: An opening reception for "Organisms" takes place from 5-8pm at Edison's Smith & Vallee Gallery, 5742 Gilkey Ave. The exhibit features work by sculptor Peregrine O'Gormley and painter Lindsay Kohles. See it through Nov. 30. 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
  • BAAY Haunted House: A performance by the BAAY Dance Company, a spooky tour guide, tons of live (or at least undead), ghoulish actors and tasty treats will be part of an arts-oriented Haunted House from 6-9pm at the Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth, 1059 N. State St. A less-scary alternative is available for the faint of heart. Admission is $5. http://www.baay.org
    6:00pm
  • Poetry Alive: Local poets Matthew Brouwer, Shannon Laws, Kevin Murphy, Joe Nolting, and C.J. Prince share their works at a "Poetry Alive Part IV" reading at 7pm at the Encore Room at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Entry is $10; proceeds benefit the Whatcom Juvenile Justice Creative Writing Project. http://www.facebook.com
    7:00pm
  • Heartfelt Harmonies: Listen to country duets by Margo Murphy and John Roberts at 7:30pm at the YWCA Ballroom, 1026 N. Forest St. The "cozy evening of heartfelt harmony singing" will also include music by fiddler Ruthie Dornfield. Suggested donation is $15. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    7:30pm
  • True Blues: Corey Harris and Alvin Youngblood present "True Blues: An Evening of Music and Conversation" at 7:30pm in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. The event chronicles the living culture of the blues. Tickets are $25. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Bellingham's iconic drag queen, Miss Betty Desire, will open a screening of the 1975 cult classic known as The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8pm in Mount Vernon at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St. Prop bags full of goodies will be available to purchase, so stock up—and dress up—to play along. Tickets are $8-$10. http://www.lincolntheatre.org
    8:00pm
  • Pianist Michael Mizrahi: Acclaimed pianist Michael Mizrahi will perform at 8pm at Western Washington University's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets are $13-$21; proceeds benefit the William Sanford Scholarship. http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    8:00pm
  • Salsa Night: Join Rumba Northwest for "Salsa Night" starting at 9pm every Saturday at Cafe Rumba, 1430 N. State St. After an introductory lesson, attendees can dance to the a mix of Latin rhythms, including salsa, merengue, bachata, cha-cha-cha, and more. Entry to the all-ages event is $4. http://www.rumbanorthwest.com
    9:00pm

 

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