Week of Sunday, March 1, 2015
(46 events)

 

 

Sunday, March 1, 2015 (12 events)

  • The Last Days of Judas Iscariot: The Skagit Valley College Drama Department presents showings of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot for the final week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the school's Phil Tarro Theatre. Tickets are $5. http://www.skagit.edu
    7:30pm
  • Leading Ladies: Ken Ludwig's Leading Ladies—a comedy about down-on-their-luck English Shakesperean actors attempting to fool a rich old lady out of her money by posing as long-lost relatives—concludes this weekend with shows at 7:30pm Friday and Saturday, and 2pm Sunday, at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Tickets are $8-$12. http://www.bellinghamtheatreguild.com
    7:30pm
  • The Underpants: Professional and community actors can be seen onstage when the Mount Baker Theatre presents its sixth year of Winter Repertory Theatre with performances of Steve Martin's The Underpants concluding this week at showings at 7:30pm Wednesday through Friday, 3pm and 7:30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday at the MBT's Walton Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to the see the satire—which takes place in 1910 and focuses on a scandal caused when the wife of a government clerk loses control of her 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:30pm
  • Skagit Opera’s Cinderella: The classic fairy tale known as Cinderella—or La Cenerentola‚will be brought to life by the Skagit Opera at performances at 7:30pm Friday and 3pm Sunday in Mount Vernon at McIntyre Hall, 2501 E. College Way. Gioachino Rossini's enchanting opera can also be seen March 6 and 8. Tickets are $25-$59. http://www.mcintyrehall.org
    7:30pm
  • Birding Festival: The 10th annual "Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival" takes place Saturday and Sunday in Stanwood. Events include seminars, tours and hands-on activities. Entry is free and open to all. http://www.snowgoosefest.org
    10:00am
  • Winter Festival: "A Fascination for Hellebores" will be the theme of the ninth annual "Winter Festival" happening Saturday and Sunday in Mount Vernon at Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Rd. Sign up in advance if you want to hear guest speaker Katie Miller of Skagit Gardens talk on the topic at 11am Saturday. http://www.christiansonsnursery.com
    10:00am
  • Orchid Show and Sale: The Mt. Baker Orchid Society hosts its annual Show and Sale from 9am-5pm Saturday and 9am-4pm Sunday at Mount Vernon's Skagit Valley Gardens, 18923 Peter Johnson Rd. In addition to the orchid displays, commercial vendors and members will have orchids for sale. Entry is free; there will be a repotting service by donation. http://www.orchid-society.net
    9:00am
  • 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
  • Community Breakfast: Get served by local politicians at the monthly Community Breakfast happening from 8am-1pm at the Rome Grange, 2821 Mt. Baker Hwy. Entry to the breakfasts—which feature made-from-scratch pancakes, french toast, sausage, eggs and more—is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. Kids 5 and under are free. 739-9605
    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
  • Rabbit Ride: Join members of the Mount Baker Bicycle Club for a "Rabbit Ride" starting at 8:30am every Sunday at Fairhaven Bike & Ski, 1108 11th St. The 32-mile route takes riders down Chuckanut and back via Lake Samish. This is intended to be a fitness ride, and you're encouraged to push yourself. The group also holds weekly rides Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. http://www.mtbakerbikeclub.org
    8:30am
  • Dinah Pelerin Mystery: Jeanne Matthews reads from her latest Dinah Pelerin mystery, Where the Bones are Buried, at 4pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. Readers of the series can expect blackmailing, murder, long-buried secrets and more. http://www.villagebooks.com
    4:00pm

Monday, March 2, 2015 (2 events)

  • 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, March 3, 2015 (5 events)

  • 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
  • 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
  • Avalanche Awareness: Find out where and why avalanches occur at an "Avalanche Awareness" clinic happening from 6-7:30pm at REI, 400 36th St. Attendees will learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger and avoid it, and find out more about local case histories. Register in advance for the free event. 647-8955 or http://www.rei.com
    6:00pm
  • The Elusive Mr. Pond: Author and historian Barry Gough shares stories from his historical tome The Elusive Mr. Pond at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book focuses on Peter Pond, a precursor to Lewis and Clark whose legendary exploits in the fur trade included a life shrouded in mystery. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • University Choir Concert: Head to Western Washington University for a free performance by WWU's University Choir at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. The show is open to the public. 650-3130
    8:00pm

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 (9 events)

  • Music Club Concert: Winners of the Nicholas Brussard High School Instrumental Awards and the Ethel Crook High School String Awards will perform at a Bellingham Music Club concert at 10:30am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. Admission will be free to the public, with donations accepted to support future student award. http://www.bellinghammusicclub.wordpress.com
    10:30am
  • Strait Talk: Barry Gough, internationally recognized author and historian, will share stories from his new book Juan de Fuca's Strait, at 4pm at Western Washington University's Wilson Library (in the Special Collections room on the sixth floor). The free talk on “Sailing the Waterway of Forgotten Dreams: Art and European Vision on the Northwest Coast in the Age of Juan de Fuca and his Successors" is open to the public. http://www.wwu.edu
    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
  • Springtime in Paris: Seattle-based chef Olaiya Land focuses on "Paris in the Springtime" courses such as chicken liver pate, mache salad, roasted duck and souffle at 6pm at Ciao Thyme, 207 Unity St. Entry is $58. http://www.ciaothyme.com
    6:00pm
  • Lentil Underground: Liz Carlisle shares ideas from her debut book, Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book tells the story of a renegade band of farmers she met during a stint as a legislative correspondent for agriculture and natural resources in the office of U.S. State Senator Jon Tester. http://www.villagebooks.com
    7:00pm
  • In the Mood Musical Revue: The In The Mood singers and dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra present "In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue" at 7pm at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. Tickets to hear the "music that moved the nation’s spirit" are $20-$49. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.com
    7:00pm
  • Kareem Kandi Trio: The Whatcom Jazz Music Arts Center presents a concert by the Kareem Kandi 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

Thursday, March 5, 2015 (12 events)

  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • NSEA Trivia Night: The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) will host a fundraising Fish Trivia Night at 6pm at Aslan Brewing Company, 1330 N. Forest St. Entry is $5; funds raised will benefit NSEA's Scientific Monitoring Prog http://www.n-sea.org
    6:00pm
  • Mexican Kitchen: Ana Jackson helms "The Mexican Kitchen: Empanadas & Chiles Rellenos" from 6-9pm at the Cordata Community Food Co-op, 315 Westerly Rd. Entry is $39; a $5 beer option will be payable at class. 383-3200
    6:00pm
  • Uzbekistan Travelogue: Writer and traveler Marie Laure Valandro will focus on "A Single Woman's Travels and Trekking in Uzbekistan" at a Travelogue series presentation from 7-9pm at Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St. Suggested donation is $3. http://www.whatcommuseum.org or www.cob.org
    7:00pm
  • Necromancy Tale: Award-winning writer Randy Henderson reads from his new book of fiction, Finn Fancy Necromancy, at 7pm at Village Books, 1200 11th St. The book of fantasy focuses on a man who was framed for the crime of dark necromancy and his search for truth. 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
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Celebrate more than 50 years of joyous and uplifting music when Ladysmith Black Mambazo returns to Bellingham for a 7:30pm performance at the Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. The a cappella vocal group has created a musical and spiritual message that has touched a worldwide audience, while maintaining the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions. Tickets are $20-$45. 734-6080 or http://www.mountbakertheatre.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
  • Composers of Western: New and original music from talented Western Washington University students will be highlighted at a "Composers of Western" performance at 8pm at the school's Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Entry is free and open to the public. 650-3130 or http://www.wwu.edu
    8:00pm

Friday, March 6, 2015 (4 events)

  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • 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

Saturday, March 7, 2015 (5 events)

  • Uncle Vanya: Western Washington University Performing Arts debuts its version of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya this week with performances at 7:30pm Thursday and Friday, and 2pm and 7:30pm Saturday, at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets to see the "masterpiece of frustrated longing and wasted lives" are $11-$16. Additional showings happen March 11-14. 650-6146 or http://www.tickets.wwu.edu
    7:30pm
  • Spring Book Sale: Tables will be re-stocked on the regular at a Spring Book Sale happening from 10am-6pm Thursday and Friday, and 10am-1pm Saturday, at the Bellingham Public Library, 210 Central Ave. All proceeds of the sales of books and media for all ages will benefit the library. 778-7250
    10:00am
  • Mary Poppins: Students will present performances of the musical Mary Poppins staring this week at shows at 7:30pm Thursday through Saturday at the Ferndale High School Auditorium, 5830 Golden Eagle Dr. Tickets are $7-$10. Additional showings happen at 7:30pm March 12-13, and 1:30pm and 7:30pm Sat., March 14. http://www.ferndale.wednet.edu
    7:30pm
  • 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
  • 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

 

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